Anderson Comás, a minor leaguer in the Chicago White Sox organization, proudly revealed on Sunday that he is gay.
In an Instagram post, Comás warned homophobic readers that the message would not be for them and then said he is “proudly and happily part of the LGTBQ+ community.”
After Comás’s post was published, the White Sox showed support for the decision, saying on Twitter, “We are all so proud of you, Anderson!” The team also released a statement in support of the young player.
“Anderson first shared his news with us last year,” Chris Getz, Chicago’s assistant general manager for player development, said in the statement.
“I also was happy at the reaction across the organization, which as you would expect was to support, help and congratulate a teammate. With his social media post today, we all are so proud of Anderson and that he is comfortable sharing such an important personal part of his life so openly.”
Comás only the second active player affiliated with a major league baseball team to come out in a public announcement.